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Michelle has numerous years of experience in all areas related to commercial bankruptcy and restructurings, including complex debtor’s and creditor’s representations, out-of-court restructurings, liquidations, secured finance, and commercial litigation. She has also handled bankruptcy appeals before courts of appeal throughout the country and the U.S. Supreme Court. Michelle is also a Certified Public Accountant who has a thorough appreciation for business. She routinely advises small to mid-cap businesses on general corporate and transactional matters, often acting as outside general counsel.


Among Michelle’s notable prior representations are the following:

In re Rincon Island Limited Partnership—Represented oil and gas operator as a debtor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

In re Palmaz Scientific Inc.—Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

In re Carman Industries—Represented major creditor/litigation adversary in successful dismissal of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

In re Duer Wagner III Oil & Gas—Represented senior secured lender in oil and gas bankruptcy.

In re NNN 3500 Maple—Represented 27 tenant-in-common Debtors in connection with the sale of the 3500 Maple, Dallas commercial office building and the liquidation of the estates, including litigation with the Debtors’ secured lender.

In re Texas Rangers Baseball Partners—Represented the Texas Rangers with respect to the successful sale of the franchise in Chapter 11.

In re Crescent Resources, LLC—Represented a multi-faceted real estate company and its 120 affiliates in Chapter 11 proceedings involving the restructuring of over $2 billion of secured and unsecured debt.

In re Trenwick America Corp.—Represented a group of bondholders as proponents of successful plan of reorganization for Trenwick America Corp., an insurance holding company.

In re Mirant Corp.—Represented agent bank/lender in the Mirant bankruptcy proceedings with respect to a $300 million bank facility and related litigation, achieving a full payout plus premium for the lending syndicate.

Honors and Distinctions

D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2019, 2020

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell


Loyola University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
Law Review and Moot Court Board

Nicholls State University, Valedictorian
B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude, 1992

Court Admissions

Texas, 1996

US Supreme Court

US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

US District Court for the Northern District of Texas

US District Court for the Southern District of Texas

US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

US District Court for the Western District of Texas


Texas Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association

Fifth Circuit Bar Association

American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants

Barrister, John C. Ford American Inns of Court (2004-2011)

Recent Speeches/Publications

Author, Pause Before You Say “Good Riddance to That Rejected Contract”: The Supreme Court’s Decision in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2019 Issue Three (November 2019).

Author, Secured Creditors Beware: Don’t Think You Can “Ride Through” a Bankruptcy Unaffected, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2018 Issue One (March 2018).

Panelist, Effective Creditor Committees, Bench/Bar Bankruptcy Conference Presented by the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (June 2017).

Speaker, I Don’t Answer To You! (Or Do I?) Fiduciary Duties and Insolvency, Financial Restructuring and Turn-Around for Oil & Gas Companies, Presented by Electric Utility Consultants (September 2015).

Co-Presenter, Risk Assessment in a Time of Market Volatility, Executive Women’s Retreat (October 2015).

Speaker, Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts: Guidance on Minimizing Risk of a Counterparty Bankruptcy, Client Presentation (August 2013).